OSCE/ ODIHR: Azerbaijan has high voter turnout (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 9/ Trend, S.Ahmedova
The voter turnout at presidential election is high in Azerbaijan, the observer of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Barbara Miller told Trend on Wednesday.
Two observers of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Barbara Miller and Dmitry Serov monitor presidential election in Azerbaijan at the 30th electoral district of the third Yasamal electoral constituency #17.
The observers have observed the opening of the station and voters' participation in election.
1430 voters were registered at the polling station, chairman of the polling station Rovshan Shirinov told Trend on Wednesday.
Ukrainian MPs from the CIS Parliamentary Assembly, Sergei Grinevski and Svetlana Fabrikant have also observed the process at this station.
The presidential election voting started in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Country's polling stations opened at 8:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm (local time).
Ten candidates will take part in the elections including the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the chairman of Umid Party Igbal Aghazadeh, self-nominated candidate MP Zahid Oruj, the chairman of the United Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (UAPFP) MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the Modern Musavat Party Hafiz Hajiyev, the chairman of the Azerbaijan Social Democratic Party (ASDP) Araz Alizadeh, the chairman of the National Revival Movement Party, MP Faraj Guliyev, the candidate nominated by the initiative group of voters of the 'National Council of Democratic Forces', Jamil Hasanli, the chairman of the Adalat Party, MP Ilyas Ismayilov and the chairman of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP) Sardar Jalaloglu.
The Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan has registered 5,145,643 voters.
In connection with the presidential elections, the Central Election Commission of Azerbaijan established 5,273 permanent and 219 temporary polling stations.
Totally, 52,000 people will observe the election in Azerbaijan, nearly 1,400 of which are international observers.